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  • Advert number: 309014-0
  • Posted Date: 09/08/12
  • Closing Date: 01/09/12

United Nations Development Programme

Is there no mountain high enough for you, Doctor?

If you are a Medical Doctor (Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Surgeon, Psychiatrist, Public Health Specialist or Anaesthesiologist, etc.) who would like to explore the possibility of working in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho for a period of 12 months, the UN system in Lesotho is offering you an excellent opportunity to join the UNV Medical Doctors programme as a United Nations Volunteer Medical Specialist.

This USAID and UN supported programme has been designed within the context of the short-term Emergency Human Resource Plan for Lesotho. The objective of the programme is to support the Government by deploying Medical Doctors at different levels of the health care system.

Trained Medical Doctors with competencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Public Health, and Anaesthesiology are urgently required to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in Lesotho and reduce the incidence of Maternal and Child Mortality. The United Nations system in Lesotho, through UNDP, is seeking to fill several posts for International Professional Public Health Specialists, Anaesthesiologists and Obstetricians/Gynaecologists, Surgeons or Psychiatrists.

Please apply by sending your curriculum vitae to: by the deadline of 1st September 2012. If you are already registered as a UN Volunteer, please also include your UNV roster number in your  communication. If not, please register, on the UN Volunteer website at: and send us your roster number.

If successful, you will be offered a 12 month contract as a UN volunteer with a monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$1,729 for a single person, US$1,979 for a person with one dependant, and US$2,179 for a person with two or more recognised dependants;  a settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); and a resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

If you are qualified outside the country, we will facilitate your  registration process and secure your resident permits. Accommodation will be offered to those Doctors engaged under this programme.